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IRS Emails: Lerner Too 'Unpredictable' to Testify in Probe
Newsmax ^

Posted on 03/11/2014 8:59:38 AM PDT by don-o

Lois Lerner, who oversaw the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of tea party groups, was looking for someone from every branch of government to help resolve the issue that eventually cost her job.

In emails being released today by a congressional committee, Lerner wondered why Congress wasn’t getting more criticism, hoped that the Federal Election Commission would "save the day" and wrote that political nonprofit groups "itching for a constitutional challenge" might file a court case that leads the IRS to accelerate the release of specific information about groups denied tax-exempt status.

The emails are part of a 141-page report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The panel is building a case designed to lead to a vote to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer the committee’s questions and for providing false and misleading information in prior questioning.

"She led efforts to scrutinize conservative groups while working to maintain a veneer of objective enforcement," the report said of Lerner. "Her unwillingness to testify deprives Congress the opportunity to have her explain her conduct, hear her response to personal criticisms levied by her IRS co-workers, and provide vital context regarding the actions of other IRS officials."

Lerner has refused to answer lawmakers’ questions, twice invoking her constitutional right not to testify.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; issa; lerner
C OMMITTEE ON O VERSIGHT AND G OVERNMENT R EFORM
1 posted on 03/11/2014 8:59:38 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

No matter what, this will never get to Obama because he didn’t have to tell her to audit only conservatives. He just knew she was a kindred soul who hated conservatives as much as he does.


2 posted on 03/11/2014 9:05:25 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: don-o

DO NOT PAY YOUR TAXES UNTIL THIS BITCH IS HUNG FROM THE TREE OF LIBERTY.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 9:07:26 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow
DO NOT PAY YOUR TAXES UNTIL THIS BITCH IS HUNG FROM THE TREE OF LIBERTY.

Inspiring but I'm still gonna mail my 4 grand check on April 15.

4 posted on 03/11/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: don-o
Apparently Lerner's boss was not overseeing her or worse was egging her on. How high will this go? What did the President know and when dis he know it? This is a much bigger deal than a third rate burglary and 18 minutes missing from a tape that you can bet the current administration wouldn't have turned over.
5 posted on 03/11/2014 9:10:27 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: don-o

I wouldn’t give her immunity. She would then just make further fools out of the GOP.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 9:11:06 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nachum

For the list.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 9:11:11 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: longfellow

It ain’t just her. The whole thing has to go.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 9:11:34 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


9 posted on 03/11/2014 9:12:21 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: don-o

Ways and Means has a committee looking into this too. They have greater access to IRS, including the ability to look at the actual returns and such, which no other Congressional committee has. Let’s hope they also have the gonads that Darrel Issa (Neuter-CA) clearly lacks.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 9:13:57 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
No matter what, this will never get to Obama because he didn’t have to tell her to audit only conservatives. He just knew she was a kindred soul who hated conservatives as much as he does.

I agree, but at this point I don't care if it does not go higher than her. Lerner needs to be doing some jail time.

11 posted on 03/11/2014 9:15:17 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
He just knew she was a kindred soul who hated conservatives as much as he does.

Exactly. Our government is full of these unethical scumbags who see winning at any cost as right and losing for any reason is wrong.
12 posted on 03/11/2014 9:16:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
No matter what, this will never get to Obama because he didn’t have to tell her to audit only conservatives. He just knew she was a kindred soul who hated conservatives as much as he does.

Agreed. There is no smoking gun here. It is simply the MO of this administration. Reward your friends and punish your enemies. It's the Chicago way!
13 posted on 03/11/2014 9:19:33 AM PDT by slumber1 (Moderation is overrated)
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To: slumber1

She is seeking amnesty and not getting it because she has no one higher to throw to the wolves.


14 posted on 03/11/2014 9:22:09 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: longfellow; All

“DO NOT PAY YOUR TAXES UNTIL THIS BITCH IS HUNG FROM THE TREE OF LIBERTY”

Save that one for future ‘caption this photo’ threads, it’s perfect for most of them!


15 posted on 03/11/2014 9:23:25 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: nascarnation

How about bumper stickers?


16 posted on 03/11/2014 9:32:45 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: slumber1

Our country took bizarre punishments during the sequester and I bet most barely remember this....or care.

Remember, we couldn’t look at Mt Rushmore....couldn’t drink from a fountain in Yellowstone...vets couldn’t visit an open air monument and on and on. How blatently absurd and outrageous - yet they got away with it. What was especially bizarre to me is that the government employees actually followed orders to enforce this travesty. Doesn’t say much about integrity in our government employees.

So what’s a little IRS bad behavior? Do most people even care?


17 posted on 03/11/2014 9:34:35 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: dblshot

>> How high will this go?

Lerner granted the Barrack H Obama Foundation, owned by Malik Obama an alien resident with documented ties to terrorist organizations, 501(c)(3) status. Processing was expedited, the status was granted on Sunday June 26, 2011, and was retroactive 38 months.

How high? All the way.


18 posted on 03/11/2014 9:41:46 AM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: longfellow

I say we hold protests at every post office on April 15th and BURN our tax returns. Right there in front of God and everybody.

Screw these tyrants! Screw this government!


19 posted on 03/11/2014 10:07:28 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Turkey neck should be in jail.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 10:16:55 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: nascarnation

Yeah, me too.


21 posted on 03/11/2014 10:25:10 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: chris37

No to immunity. She’ll just lie, take all responsibility, and all the guilty parties will skate away.

No. Immunity.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 10:26:57 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Ray76
How high? All the way
What past Barry and all the up to Valeria Jarret?
23 posted on 03/11/2014 10:46:58 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: don-o

I think they’ve got her....


24 posted on 03/11/2014 10:48:58 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: dblshot

Hahaha! Yup!


25 posted on 03/11/2014 12:04:49 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Cyber Liberty

yep.

That is a fools errand...which tells me the GOP will jump right on it.

The entire operation needs to be shut down.

You abused your power, you lose your power, and you do not ever get it back.


26 posted on 03/11/2014 12:33:54 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: don-o

Lerner’s a small fish; I don’t know why Congress doesn’t immunize her based on agreement to provide full disclosure, and THEN cite her for contempt of Congress and jail her if she fails to cooperate after that.


27 posted on 03/11/2014 3:43:07 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: don-o
the issue that eventually cost her job.

Except for salary and benefits, naturally.

28 posted on 03/11/2014 3:51:28 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It’ll take time to get to Obama...

Don’t say ‘never’...


29 posted on 03/11/2014 4:04:13 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: GOPJ

It’s been 6 years and he still has his past bottled up and inaccessible.


30 posted on 03/11/2014 4:05:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Democrats put out the meme that conservatives are helpless against their thuggery. It's classic ‘Chicago Way’ thinking.

We're not helpless.

Every time you put that sentiment on a thread - I'll counter it. Police state tactics are being used in a free country - in our free country. Those tactics are worth fighting. And NO we will not win them all - but we will win some...

31 posted on 03/11/2014 4:12:56 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: unixfox

Now that’s brilliant. I would join you. What state are you in.


32 posted on 03/12/2014 12:07:07 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: nascarnation

I owe $3,500 and I have no savings but for the coins in a jar. This country was founded on less. And I have nothing to lose at this point.


33 posted on 03/12/2014 12:12:50 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: don-o

They should offer her a deal... if she spills the beans then they cut her sentence from 100 years down to 75 years. Otherwise, no deal.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 12:18:15 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: longfellow

You can click on the user name to find out which state.

:-)


35 posted on 03/12/2014 1:04:22 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

She should spill the beans all the way to the top in exchange for total immunity.


36 posted on 03/12/2014 1:05:53 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117
She should spill the beans all the way to the top in exchange for total immunity

She needs to do time... no matter what. Offer her a shorter sentence or something, but not total immunity. This is too serious to be letting people off the hook completely.

37 posted on 03/12/2014 1:07:56 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I think it’s more of the flipside.

She knew that she could do this and that the Obama admin would not only not pursue her, but would do everything it could behind the scenes to protect her.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 1:08:18 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cementjungle

Yeah, this is about as egregious as it can get -

using an agency of the government as a political weapon against the opposition party.

That cannot be allowed to happen in America.


39 posted on 03/12/2014 1:10:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cementjungle

You don’t think it would be worth it for the top dog?


40 posted on 03/12/2014 1:13:56 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

That is just it, she can’t spill the beans because she wasn’t specifically TOLD to use the power of the IRS against conservatives. She just did it thinking it is what Obama would tell her to do and to be a good little socialist. Issa won’t give her immunity because he knows that it will be letting the biggest fish he is likely to get off the hook.


41 posted on 03/12/2014 1:16:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: MrB

Rats loved the independent counsel law until it was used against them and then they were all to happy to let it die. Now, there is only Congress to punish them and they know the likelihood of that happening is remote.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 1:20:26 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: don-o

Wonder why Sarah Ingram, Lois Lerner’s boss at the time and now head of the IRS Affordable Care Act Division with 165 visits to the White House only has two sentences on her Wikipedia page.


43 posted on 03/12/2014 1:23:47 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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